Guideline: Reduction waiver or refund of clearing permit application fees

Closed 1 Apr 2020

Opened 4 Mar 2020


The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) is developing new guidance to provide external stakeholders with further information on how the department carries out its regulatory functions under Part V Division 2 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

We are currently seeking feedback on the draft Guideline: Reduction, waiver or refund of clearing permit application fees.

The draft guideline provides information on when and how the department may reduce, waive or refund fees for native vegetation clearing permit applications.  

About making a submission

If you make a submission, please be aware that in doing so, you are consenting to it being treated as a part of a public document. Your name will be published; however, your contact address will be withheld for privacy. If you do not consent to your submission being treated as part of a public document, you should either mark it as confidential, or specifically identify what information you consider to be confidential, and include an explanation. Please note that a confidential submission may be disclosed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 1992, or any other applicable written law. The department reserves the right to delete any content that could be regarded as racially vilifying, derogatory or defamatory to an individual or an organisation, prior to publishing the submission.

How to make a submission

Online submissions made via this consultation site are preferred; however you can also email submissions to:

Or mail submissions to:

Better Regulatory Practice
Department of Water Environmental Regulation
Locked Bag 10



  • Public


  • Native Vegetation